Respiratory Therapists Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for respiratory therapists in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of respiratory therapists amongst Illinois metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Respiratory Therapists in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,950
25th Percentile Wage
$46,460
50th Percentile Wage
$54,780
75th Percentile Wage
$62,520
90th Percentile Wage
$73,180

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for respiratory therapists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $73,180. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,950.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.69
25th Percentile Wage
$22.34
50th Percentile Wage
$26.34
75th Percentile Wage
$30.06
90th Percentile Wage
$35.18

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for respiratory therapists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $35.18. The median hourly salary is $26.34. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.69.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of respiratory therapists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201654,7801.06%2.41%
201554,200-1.44%-
201454,980-0.40%-
201355,2003.15%-
201253,460--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Respiratory Therapists in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of respiratory therapists in state of Illinois ranges from $46,720 to $56,720. The highest paying area for respiratory therapists in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) with a median annual salary of $56,720. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) (mean annual salary $56,240). The lowest paying area is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $46,720.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$56,720
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$56,240
Rockford
$55,340
Bloomington-Normal
$55,310
Springfield
$55,020
Kankakee-Bradley
$52,740
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$49,930
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$49,890
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$48,780
Peoria
$48,530
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$46,720


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